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Postby tubulcain » Dec 4. 2009, 07:29

Good stuff WIDOW!

I only train a few times a week, all day classes. cannot train at night with a new born at home. The day classes usually only have a few guys at it so it is like privates. Between Ricardo and Ze', both Brazilians who are black belts, makes for great classes. They believe in teaching at black belt levels so not to have to retrain later. Being older and beat up, I do not pay too much attention to names of moves or techniques we learn.

Ricardo is gone right now training with Frank Mir for the Kongo fight, so Ze' has been running the classes. When ricardo was here we were doing 3-10 minute matches to finish out class. I loved it, but I had been feeling real sore and achey from it. Now we have been spending the whole class on technique and drills. My body is feeling fresher and my brain has been swamped with technique's. I just got promoted with a 4th stripe on my white belt. A surprise to me!

Since Ricardo and Ze' are from Brazil and recieved their training from Gracie Barra in Rio, and elsewhere, they have a heavy Judo influence in their stand up teachings. I am getting used to landing from throws. Another fun aspect I guess.

Keep up the work and zeal for the Art, Brother!

All my friends are pussies and did not want to tangle with me before I started training BJJ, they sure want no part now! 8)

I used to walk around at about 250lbs-270lbs, not too bad though, I carried it well. Since training BJJ, I now walk around at about 225lbs.! My jeans are now a 36 inch waist and they are a little loose! Not since 10th grade have I weighed under 235lbs.!

Thanks for the posts and wonderful info you put up here!

may are paths cross one day and break a sweat together!
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Postby WIDOW » Dec 9. 2009, 14:08

ya my teacher is from hawaii and my other teacher learned from a pedro sauer school down south.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: it would be fun to roll with some of the guys on this site for sure

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Postby Latrodectus » Jan 6. 2011, 03:14

So today i played no gi and formal bjj at newbreed jiujitsu in portland. I had a substitute jitsu instructor because eban is doing a fund raiser in hawaii with a bunch of fighters. sounds like alot of fun! so first day back in a long time and i was definitely feeling it. Ive got to shed some pounds and work on my cardio. But that stuff usually comes back to me pretty quick. So we started the day with a no gi session and we worked on a standard guardrd break and staple pass into 1000 kilos side control. from there we worked on a transition from thousand kilos to knee to belly and a submission called a paper cutter. not a very easy thing for me to do as an actual choke. I usually end up making it into a crank.

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this is the paper cutter but these guys are actually doing it from the s mount which looks more effective than the knee to belly techniques we were using. so than we practiced that the defender is able to turn his hips out of the knee to belly and work to defend the paper cutter and we transition to d'arce. I think most of you know what that one is so i wont post a video of it. Than from a hypothetically failed d'arce choke we transition over to a arm in guillotine when the defender moves to turtle.

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At this point in time we were out of time for no gi so we didnt get to roll because we took too long on other stuff. Now it was time to do some traditional jitsu in gi.

We started the day with a cross collar choke drill. first had under and choking arm over and grabbing the gi material at the shoulder. I doubt i have to show anyone the collar variations. so from the collar chokes we moved to transition from the choke attempt to an armbar from the back. At this point we assumed that the defender was gonna be able to pull his arm out of the attempt and we moved to triangle. pretty standard stuff really, but i needed the refresher and i had a good time.

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And on to the rolls. I did surprisingly well for my first time back. I was rolling with two white belts. One was a three striper and one was a naked whitey. I started with the three striper who was a very larger fellow and I controlled him from the bottom with a half guard i really like the eddie bravo lockdown and when you are wearing a gi it works just as well, so i used lockdown and it didnt take long for me to capitalize on his bad positioning and get the sweep. from the sweep i ended up in top half gaurd. i passed to side than to mount but i couldnt get the sub. I had a nice key lock but i couldnt finish so I ended up mounting but couldnt do anything from mount because we ran out of time. I was surprised to find out how easily i could control this guy. He was more advanced in his belt than i was but I think i have more experience but i thought it was nice to be able to do so well on my first day back.

The next set was with a naked white belt who was a little smaller than me so i started on the bottom but quickly got the sweep and moved into side control where i eventually landed a somewhat sloppy armtriangle. The next roll i let the guy pass me but he wasnt able to keep side control and locked him down again in half guard found the sweep into side control, mounted and armbarred. Not bad for one class. I rarely get two subs in a day. My next set of rolls was with the instructor who was a purple belt four stripes and he skull fucked the shit out of me. it was brutal. by then i ran out of gas and was pretty usless by the end of the day. Im very happy to be back in class and rolling. more later. heres a few picks from today.

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here me an opponent #2 are beginning our roll. Im the one with his butt facing the camera

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I like to start from the bottom when i can so i dont mind starting out with a little scootch action.

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here ive locked in the armtriangle but ive fail to lower my hips so its taking longer than id like.

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finally i get my act together and drop my hips and rotate otward to land the sub. and now im tired. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Latrodectus » Jan 6. 2011, 21:24

Went to go play jitsu again today. This time it was a traditional (gi) day, and there was only me and a sub who was a bluebelt (four stripes) and about a few months from his purple belt and me doing a one on one. we started the day with the usual warm up which i hate but instead of tumbling we did a lighter version where we did standing excercises. I was happy about that because i fucking hate tumbling. The instructors name is tom and hes a really nice guy but hes pretty large and very strong so rolling with him is like rolling with a skilled tractor. We started the session with just practicing transitioning from thousand kilo side control to knee to belly and finishing with an arm lock.
This is actually a variation but you get the picture:
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The next thing we worked on was the brabo choke setup from side control.
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next we drilled how we can setup the brabo but our opponent will sometimes block the choke finish with his inside arm and by keeping the grip on his gi for the barbo and going to knee to belly we can catch the arm for the finish. there is no videos for that unfortunately. Also we talked a little about how the brabo doesnt have to be a finish. the setup is actually a great way for a guy to control his opponent!
Than we rolled and he finished me almost every time.

Hurray! :P
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Postby Latrodectus » Jan 9. 2011, 15:05

so today was a no go day and a traditional gi day. We got to just warm up whatever way we wanted to which was nice. I like to run laps and than do stretching and a little give and take positional roll. for no gi we worked on a standing pass for when a guy is blocking your pass by hooking his knee across your belly, which i fucking hate that lead into a stapling pass to side control. Then we were shown a pretty cool bicep cutter from the hammer lock or key lock setup from side control and than shown how to actually finish that move as a hammer lock by actually holding the bicep splitter and than rotating over our oponnents head to finish the should lock. once we get to the bicep splitter from side control its very hard to lose at that point because we have such good control of the other guys arm. And the last lesson of the nogi day was just a review about the need to chain attacks together fluidly. we talked again about the armbar/triangle/armbar/and olmoplata series that can all be tied together and into and off one another. Than we finished the day with some rolling. I rolled with my buddy john who is a blue belt now and he got me right away in the first roll, but i dont remember what the submission was. I think it was an arm lock of some sort or another, and in the second roll i found myself in half gaurd bottom and found a sloppy sweep and side control. he managed to regain his gaurd and the time went out. it was a good time. Than i rolled with the naked white belt in our class and i did pretty good. I always started in half gaurd bottom and found the sweep and got a nice armbar finish and a key lock finish.

Next we moved to the gi portion of the class where we drilled some ways to end up in side control when we are both in the nuetral position by using the sleeves and pants sleeves to pull our oponents in the way we want them to be, and again worked on chain attacks. than we rolled. we were pretty tired from the first class so we just wanted to roll. it was hard to pay attention and the substitute instructor was cool with just rolling. I like to work on my half gaurd bottom so i usually start there and i got the sweep and finished with a key submission again. on our next roll i started in bottom and couldnt get my sweep and my oponent (the white belt) passed me so i rolled and tried to go turtle but he took my back and almost finished me with a bow and arrow choke, but my gi was over my favce instead of over my neck. I started to turn out of it but the time ran out. In the next roll i started from the bottom got the sweep ended up in gaurd passed and landed the chain submission series we had been working on. (armbar/triangle/armbar) my chick actually caught that one on video so you guys can look at that one. The next roll i was gassed and failed some sub attemps and ended up in gaurd but i was so gassed i just tapped out when i ended up on the bottom because i was getting claustrophobic :oops: im a little mad at myself for that. it was embarrasing. i actually got that one on tape but i havent had time to get that on youtube yet. Im actually making this post form my buddies comp. and that was the end of class. i was done. very tired.

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so in this video you see me start in the gaurd top and the instructor actually stops the match for a second to tell my opponent he is grabbing the lapel on the wrong side which pissed me off a little but oh well. than i end up passing and eventually my opponent rolls the wrong way and ends up giving me his arm and i go for the arm. Im a little displeased about how sloppy the attempt was after watching the footage. I need to get that a little smoother and trap the arm better with my legs. he gets out of that but than i move to triangle but i have no intention of finishing the triangle i just want the other arm and i transition to that arm and take it for the submission.

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Here was just a little clip of me working my half bottom and what i immediately notice is that im not trying to get my double unders which should be my next logical step. i do have my lock down though. Ill have to work more on this in the future. the footage actually helps quite a bit. Id kind of like to get one of those cheapy little video cameras from rite aid so i can video tape more and analyse what i do right and wrong. maybe thats something that onyone whos reading this can help me with too.
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Postby jyakin » Jan 9. 2011, 19:02

Latrodectus wrote:so i have a few more entrees to write, but i dont have alot of time so heres a few video where im doing some rolling

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Ill add more to this when i get the chance. probably tonight.


Bout how many times per week are you rolling nowadays Latrodectus?

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Postby masterblaster » Jan 9. 2011, 21:17

I went four days this week

oops. this is actually widow, but im at my buddies house and forgot that he was logged in

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Postby Latrodectus » Jan 9. 2011, 22:13

yesterday was an open mat at my gym and it was pretty good. there ended up being about ten guys in there and we did some good rolling and some good drilling. i worked without the gi. I started by doing some rolling with a guy named rex who is a blue belt and he was working me pretty good. he was real long and he knew hw to use his weight to stop me from doing what i wanted. I couldnt get my lock down on him from half gaurd bottom because he was very good about inching his foot up by my ass when ever i finally got into my setup spot. after a few rolls of me getting submitted he had a collar choke setup on me where his hand with the first collar grip also had an over hook on my left arm and when he used his legs to apply pressure he popped my left arm really good and it hurt like a bitch. we had to take a break there untill i could move my arm around without it being in a lot of pain. after a while i started rolling witha couple of white belt and trading positions and what not. i got a few submissions they got a few. it was very helpful. after wards a very large blue belt came to do some work with me and i worked on this brabo choke setup where i use the grip on his gi to take his back instead of choke him and it works very very well for me. after that i did some progression drills. where the guy on the bottom starts in half and gets the old school sweep, and than the seepy gets his full gaurd and does and armbar/triangle/armbar chain attack. we did that for a while and than i rolled with another guy doing like positional give and take rolling which i found to be very helpful. than i sat around and watched other competitive rolls as they happened. it was very fun, but by the end my arm was really hurting me. my elbow hurt where my arm had popped because of the overhook i didnt see in the choke setup and i think i had strained a muscle in my should er and could barely move my arm without experiencing very sharp pain. so i slept all day with ice on my shoulder and elbow and today it fells alittle better but still really hurts at the shoulder if i do to much. ill ice again tonight and take the day off and hopefully ill be in okay shape for class tommorow. tommorw is standup and grappling if it still hurts ill have to take it easy but i dont want to miss any classes.
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Postby Latrodectus » Jan 11. 2011, 01:50

so after striking today, my arm was really fucked up still from getting it popped on saturday. I had to take it very easy on my left arm so i didnt do any real rolling.just some easy positional give and take type of light rolling. we did a nice easy dynamic style warm up,and than moved on to practice five of full guard sweeps. and than five minutes of full guard sweeps from my partner. today i chose to work on an oldy but goody. this scissors sweep.

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after sweeps we learned how to do clock chokes and clock choke variations from the turtle. there were three different variations of the same choke but here is the basic version.

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the other two were pretty much variations of that with different little twists applied to them. after learning and practicing all three of these chokes we learned the no gi variation of this called the bulldog. here we get to see it used in real combat. i coudnt find an instructional for it.

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basically it looks kind of like a naked choke with no hooks and you rotate you body in front of his and use your weight for the torque

after all this we worked for a little bit on how to break down your opponent when he is in the turtle position. i dont know what the technique is called so i cant look it up but it was pretty cool. i wish my arm wasnt hurt so much because i could have worked on it a little more. :cry:

finallu during the rolling sessions we didsome very light positional stuff and i worked a little xgaurd sweep from my eddie bravo book.

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I really like this one because your right there to attack the legs too! I spent the rest of the night watching the other guys roll because my arm was killing me.
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Postby Latrodectus » Jan 11. 2011, 19:45

So today was kind of a review for me which is great because i love to review and drill stuff. When i came in this morning the guy i roll with the most (scott) was there and we reviewed the x gaurd sweep a couple of times. I really like that one alot. when every one was ready to begin we did the death drill and tumbling that i fucking hate more than anything in the world. Im still hurt so i could only do about 75% percent of the stuff but i still was really sweating. And we reviewed the brabo choke series and the move which the blue belt insturctor created to use the brabo choke setup to lifet the guy up and take his back or set up the choke. no rolling today because my arm is still jacked the f**k up but i did watch a couple of really great rolls. followed class up with a tasty bowl of pho thai. fucking deliscious i love that shit. i wish i ate it more often. at least as often as i used to. now its just sushi sushi sushi! blah.
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Postby Latrodectus » Jan 14. 2011, 14:34

so we had no gi and traditional in gi jiujitsu tonight. we started off with the no gi class and warmed up with the light warm up routine we do that doesnt have all the tumbling. they call it a dynamic routine. i dont know if you guys have anything like that one. I like to do just a real light positional roll to warm up but this one was alright. we started by drilling takedowns for a two rounds of five minutes. first i would take my partner down and than he was take me down. i started with singles and than moved onto clinch tie up takedowns and finish with the judo style outside leg trips from pummeling. after that we worked on a few things from the mount top position. when out opponents turn over onto their sides from being mounted we go really lite on them and allow them to do so while keeping our back leg flush to their back and our front leg standing out and basing in front of them. and we go to a postition we refer to as total control. which is almost an armbar setup. basically we have on their arms and are grabbing their wrist for control of it. Than we worked on actually grabbing the arm bar from their but precede the arm lick by pushing their face to the ground so that they cant turn and come up with us when we go for this thin\g. it very handy! than we worked on a submission called the cobra clutch. Its an old carl gotch style submission move which they used alot in like pro wrestling shows but its a real move. and its both effective and very painful. after that we went from the total control position to pulling our opponent onto us and taking their backs with hooks. from here they use their legs to ride very high on our bellies making it harder for us to get the choke so we under hook the backs of their knees with our legs and knock them back to the sitting position where we can now finish the choke easier. than we finished up with some light rolling. I didnt get any submissions today but i did get an old school sweep and a plan b.
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I also nailed three x guard sweeps. i am having a little trouble though getting up with the momentum of the x sweeps and landing in top position. itll come though. im really just beginning to experiment with this thing though. Next was the gi class and we started the gi class with a firemans carry takedown which has a few parts to it and is a little complicated for me since i rarely do any takedowns which require shot type lower body movements.
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from the firemans carry throw we are supposed to end up in side control and out opponent than does a nice framing/bumping motion to create space and dives under to take the turtle position. from here we practiced pivoting from side to side on out opponent and take different controlling positions on there back from different spots. finally we get control of an over under arm position and pull out opponent up our of the turtle where we pull him onto us and take his back and finish with two submissions. the first is called kata ha
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than from the same position we finished with the bow and arrow choke.
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the bow and arrow is really nice becasue the opponent usually feels safe before you put it on him because of the slack you give him on his collar and he not worried about the rear naked or the kata ha. its usually a real surprise and its an easy choke to finish as long as you have a nice grip on the leg of your opponent on the choke side. we finished with some rolls. again worked on the gaurd and half gaurd got a few sweep and a leg submission and than i got scolded because we arent suppose to do leg submissions in formal classes as white belts. :oops:
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Postby Latrodectus » Jan 14. 2011, 14:38

I was real fucked up today from the sparring accident with my feet and my arm is still bothering me pretty bad so i didnt roll today but i did go to class and we reviewed the brabo choke and control series. i like the brabo alot but it seems like too many steps sometimes especially when you are holding side position on a really whiley opponent. i just watched the sparring rolls today and watched as my normal training partner who comes every day with me defended the arm triangle for like a solid two minutes. it was impressive. i was happy to see that.
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Postby Latrodectus » Jan 18. 2011, 01:53

So today was traditional class with the gis on. I guess we are changing things up a bit at my school and we only get nogi one day a week or on the open mat. thats okay with me i guess but i do like the no gi classes alot. we started the day with the light running warmup and stretching which i had a hard time doing because i had just got done with the striking class and went through several rounds of sparring. We started the class with a drill for a double leg takedown from the firemans' carry setup, which is just like the fire mans carry but at the last moment you switch over to a double leg takedown when the opponent looks like he/she may defend the throw. next we worked on a position from the back when our opponent is in the turtle position and we use a ride called the owl, which is a way to take the back and get our hooks in to work for a submission from behind:

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from this position we change positions and work on a few ways to defend the choke and turn out of it into side control with a five to seven point turn/sweep. we also worked on the rear naked finish and a few ways to make your rear naked more effective and less defend able. we than did some rolling and i did very well with my first opponent. I was very effective with my open gaurd keeping him from passing and transitioning from x gaurd to no gaurd and just not letting him have anything. he than jumped into my gaurd and i got a sloppy armbar which i put on a little too hard and hurt him a little. i actually fell really bad about that. The next guy that i rolled with was much smaller than i was but he was not taking it easy on me. he was very whily and squiggly and was trying very hard to crush me. i found the half gaurd and secured my double under hooks and it wasnt long before i scored an old school sweep and than a side control advatage. i actually finished him with an arm triangle on the opposite side before before i could head stand pass (one of my favorite techniques) and clock around hi for a more technical finish. it would be my last submission of the night.

next i rolled with a three stripe white belt who played sambo for a few years as well and he is very good. much better than me. he loves the arm triangle but i do a really good job of defending against it with him but he transitioned from triangle to total control and got the arm lock on me. the next time went almost the same way but he couldnt finish the arm and i got out of it and into his gaurd and the time ran out.

next was the purple and blue belt classes and i got to roll with them a few times for some devastating shame and humbling and than watched a few rolls between the last two guys in the class and did a little scoring just for fun. it was a good class.
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Postby Latrodectus » Feb 21. 2017, 12:04

Trained at Team Quest Portland again last night. Sub wrestling this time with coach Pat Healy. Having been such a long time since ive been on the mat i have to work my gas tank back up to par! Pretty simple techniques tonight. Japanese neck tie from half guard top. A sort of reverse paper cutter with a few ways to finish. I like these classes alot because they are short and too the point. we do drills and then we get some rolls in at the end of the class. Pat knows his stuff and hes very technical. Hes very good at covering the minute points that make the move do-able. After the necktie we worked d'arce from the same angle. i rolled against too smaller players and let them win and then got schilacked by a larger fella who had a very nasty scarf and made me tap due to claustrophobia. lol. He'll be my target as soon as i start to get my wind back. I'll be subbing him in 90 days. Thats my goal.




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